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  • Supporting Rabbi Richard Jacobs

    To the Editor: We are past presidents and leaders of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the largest and oldest rabbinical organization in the world. We are ardent Zionists, deeply committed to a Jewish democratic State of Israel in secure and recognized borders.  Some of us identify ourselves with J Street, others with AIPAC and… More ▸

  • J Street should join efforts to rescind Goldstone

    To the Editor: Within hours of the posting of the JTA item "Senate unanimously calls for Goldstone rescission," a J Street Facebook fan posted a strong condemnation of the decision. Last week, I had asked the J Street leadership to endorse rescission. They wrote back saying they would not because nothing really happened as a… More ▸

  • Criticism of J Street speakers is unfair

    To the Editor: As a freelance journalist who also covered the J Street conference, I believe that JTA’s criticism of J Street for not having had more speakers from a right-wing perspective is unfair and misdirected. Consider the following: * Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was invited to attend but chose to decline. Knesset member Orit… More ▸

  • Give J Street its voice

    To the Editor: I have read several accounts of the J Street convention and what I’m finding on the JTA is another attempt to delegitimize J Street. In a world where anything to the left of Ghengis Khan is "left wing," J Street is declared by the PR steamroller as anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist, which is… More ▸

  • Save quote marks on J Street description

    To the Editor: In your report that Dennis Ross will address the Washington conference of J Street, you refer to our group as describing itself as "pro-Israel and pro-peace." We describe ourselves that way because that is what we are. The words "describe themselves" and your quotation marks around "pro-Israel and pro-peace" imply that there… More ▸

  • Candidate: Proud to be on J Street’s ‘enemies list’

    To the Editor: J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami attacks me in his Op-Ed titled "Making the case for ‘Yes.’ " I am proud to find myself among Alan Dershowitz, Elie Wiesel and Joe Lieberman on J Street’s “enemies list.” My opponent, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), is one of J Street’s biggest supporters in Congress…. More ▸